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3. Decaspermum montanum Ridley, J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 61: 6. 1912.

柬埔寨子楝树 jian pu zhai zi lian shu

Decaspermum cambodianum Gagnepain; Eugenia ciliaris Ridley; E. multipunctata Merrill.

Trees, to 10 m tall. Branchlets sparsely sericeous. Petiole 3-10 mm; leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate, 2.7-9 × 1.8-4.2 cm, stiffly papery to leathery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially glossy and turning blackish when dry, secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein and ascending, intramarginal veins 1-2 mm from margin, base cuneate to attenuate, margin revolute, apex acute, shortly acuminate, or sometimes obtuse. Inflorescences axillary or lateral below leaves, dichasia, racemes, or thyrses, to 4 cm, 3-flowered, branches terete and glabrous; bracts small, caducous. Flowers (3 or)4-merous, bisexual or staminate; bracteoles ovate, ca. 1 mm, caducous. Hypanthium campanulate to funnel-shaped, 1-1.5 mm, glabrous. Calyx lobes obtuse to truncate, 1-1.5 × 1-2 mm, unequal, glabrous or ciliate. Petals white, orbicular, ca. 3 mm, ciliate. Stamens white, ca. 3 mm. Ovary 4-loculed. Style ca. 3 mm; stigma capitate. Fruit dark purple, globular, 3-5 mm in diam., 5- or 6-ribbed, glabrous. Seeds 3-5 per fruit, ca. 1.5 mm. Fl. Apr-May.

Forests; middle to high elevations. Hainan [Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam].


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